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Trip Overview of Saga Dawa Festival Tour
Saga Dawa Festival tour gives you an absolute spiritual experience as the main point of the festival is to pray for long life of all holy gurus, as believed by Buddhists. This entire experience leaves you with a distinct feeling of reverence and self-satisfaction.
Saga means “the fourth” and Dawa refers to “month” in Tibetan. This festival is celebrated for the whole month and is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in Tibet and also in Nepal these days. This festival coincides with three crucial events in his life: birth, nirvana, and death. It is believed that the Saga Dawa festival falls on the holiest month of the Tibetan calendar, the good deeds and prayers are multiplied thousand fold during this event. It is, therefore, hundreds of Tibetan people circumambulate around the Barkhor, Tsekhor(Circuit around Potala) and Lingkhor, which is a one form of good deeds. Tibetan people refrain from killing animals and giving out alms to needy people. During this festival, a large number of pilgrims come to Lhasa to visit the monasteries and take part in the ritual walk around the Lingkhor path. Being in the area during Saga Dawa is a rare opportunity, and not one that should be missed, therefore we have organized a Saga Dawa Festival Tour for you.
Saga Dawa Festival Tour offers you one of the ideal opportunities to see local people celebrating one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan lunar calendar, and a chance to experience this unique culture first hand. Visitors not only get to watch and experience the intense Buddhist activities, but they also get to join in with the prayers, kora, the offering of tips to the poor, and can spend time touring some of the monasteries of Tibet during this holy month-long festival. Celebrations are held all over Tibet, but one of the greatest and most famous can be found at Tarboche at the foot of Mt. Kailash. However, you are required a special permit to visit. We “Above the Himalaya” are very experienced in this, and we can help you quickly get the permits without any trouble.
Highlights of Saga Dawa Festival Tour
Tour Duration: 17 days
Joining in: Tibet
Trip Grade: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: (5,245m)
Best time: Autumn (August, Sept, Oct), spring (March April) summer (May, June July)
Guide: Government certified tour & trekking Guide
Lodging: Twin sharing guest house/hotel accommodation private room. during the trekking sleeping on the tent, single supplement will be available by single supplement fee.
Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Tibetan cuisine )
Detailed Itinerary of Saga Dawa Festival Tour